Linux/hddtemp

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hddtemp

hddtemp is a tool that gives you the temperature of your hard drive by reading S.M.A.R.T. information.

"hddtemp is a small utility that gives you the temperature of your hard drive by reading S.M.A.R.T. informations (for drives that support this feature). Note: only recent hard drives have a temperature sensor." [1]
yum install hddtemp


Or if you system does not have the package (ie. CentOS5):

# hddtemp site: http://www.guzu.net/linux/hddtemp.php
cd /usr/src
wget http://download.savannah.nongnu.org/releases/hddtemp/hddtemp-0.3-beta15.tar.bz2
tar -jxvf hddtemp-0.3-beta15.tar.bz2
cd hddtemp-0.3-beta15
# READ 'INSTALL'
INSTALLATION
============
Run ./configure (see --help for options), then just type 'make' and don't forget
to get the last hddtemp.db file on the site :

$ wget http://www.guzu.net/linux/hddtemp.db

By default, the hddtemp.db will we searched in /usr/share/misc directory but
you can change this at compilation time with the --with-db-path option:

$ ./configure --with-db-path=/etc/hddtemp.db
yum install gcc
./configure
make
make install
cd /usr/share/misc
#wget http://download.savannah.nongnu.org/releases/hddtemp/hddtemp.db
wget http://www.guzu.net/linux/hddtemp.db
/usr/local/sbin/hddtemp /dev/hda
  /dev/hda: HDS728080PLAT20: 37°C

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